Aquapark boom

THE FIRST two aquaparks in Slovakia, both located in the High Tatras mountain region, will open to visitors on July 1. The Aquapark Tatralandia, three kilometres from the city of Liptovský Mikuláš, and the Aquapark Poprad are two of six aquaparks currently under construction in the country.
Tatralandia is equipped with six pools filled with water from thermal springs, six water slides, a three-lane speed slide, and other water attractions such as aqua volleyball and an artificial climbing wall. The green, 146-metre long Anaconda is the longest water slide in Slovakia and the Czech Republic, and the blue Kamikadze is the steepest. The area will also stage live concerts and open-air movies.
Aquapark Poprad, will not be open completely on July 1, but visitors can enjoy the centre's four pools (two indoor, two outdoor), hydro-massages, and artificial waves. Bigger attractions, like sporting grounds and a shopping mall, will be added next year.


TATRALANDIA sits on the banks of Liptovská Mara reservoir.
photo: TASR

THE FIRST two aquaparks in Slovakia, both located in the High Tatras mountain region, will open to visitors on July 1. The Aquapark Tatralandia, three kilometres from the city of Liptovský Mikuláš, and the Aquapark Poprad are two of six aquaparks currently under construction in the country.

Tatralandia is equipped with six pools filled with water from thermal springs, six water slides, a three-lane speed slide, and other water attractions such as aqua volleyball and an artificial climbing wall. The green, 146-metre long Anaconda is the longest water slide in Slovakia and the Czech Republic, and the blue Kamikadze is the steepest. The area will also stage live concerts and open-air movies.

Aquapark Poprad, will not be open completely on July 1, but visitors can enjoy the centre's four pools (two indoor, two outdoor), hydro-massages, and artificial waves. Bigger attractions, like sporting grounds and a shopping mall, will be added next year.


Other aquaparks planned in Slovakia


Aquarena Bratislava-Petržalka - (opening at the end of 2004) part of a larger hotel complex, this aquapark promises to be the largest in Slovakia, with nine pools.

Aquapark Nová Dubnica - (May 2004) built on the grounds of a former swimming pool, this park will boast six pools, a water slide and a five-lane slide, artificial waves, massages, and sauna.

Aquathermal Senec - (opening June 2004) this will use water from a local thermal spring, offering four pools and two toboggans.

Aquapark Rimavská Sobota - Zelená Voda. Opening date not scheduled yet.

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